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post #16 of 57
Thread Starter 

Would it also make a difference, if I, gasp, dont wear a bow tie and was planning on wearing a black or white tie?

 

Bow ties look horrible on me

post #17 of 57
They can't possibly look worse than a long tie on a tuxedo. There are many different shapes for bow ties. Experiment until you find one you like.
post #18 of 57
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

They can't possibly look worse than a long tie on a tuxedo. There are many different shapes for bow ties. Experiment until you find one you like.

+1.
post #19 of 57
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

They can't possibly look worse than a long tie on a tuxedo. There are many different shapes for bow ties. Experiment until you find one you like.

 

In general, I agree.  A long tie turns a tuxedo into, as the Black Tie Guide puts it, a black suit with shiny lapels.

post #20 of 57
Nobody looks bad in the right black bow tie and tux.
post #21 of 57
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Originally Posted by Ascot Everyday View Post

I like the lapel width on the Suitsupply tux, but I like wider lapels in general. The buttoning point seems a bit high for my taste (on the video at least)

 

I agree that the buttoning point is a little high, as it is on most of Suitsupply's models. And for the width of the lapels, I would prefer a slightly lower gorge. However, it's very difficult to get closer to a spot-on classic peak-lapel tuxedo in off-the-rack, especially for under $500. 

post #22 of 57
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Originally Posted by katabatic View Post

 

I agree that the buttoning point is a little high, as it is on most of Suitsupply's models. And for the width of the lapels, I would prefer a slightly lower gorge. However, it's very difficult to get closer to a spot-on classic peak-lapel tuxedo in off-the-rack, especially for under $500. 

 

Depending where you live, and if there is some variety around, you should look in vintage clothing stores.  I found a classic, peak lapel, one button, dinner suit for under $200, 75% wool, 24% mohair.  Needs some slight alterations, but is the correct size.

post #23 of 57
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so no tie i guess, ha

 

after some research, i think i will go with a slimmer bowtie

post #24 of 57
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so no tie i guess, ha. after some research, i think i will go with a slimmer bowtie.

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post #25 of 57
Thread Starter 

Tried on the JAB tux

 

was impressed by the price but had flap pockets and didnt seem to be made with great material....it was selling for 200

 

still think im going to end up with SS unless the jcrew one goes on sale

post #26 of 57
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Originally Posted by Khal80 View Post

Tried on the JAB tux

 

was impressed by the price but had flap pockets and didnt seem to be made with great material....it was selling for 200

 

still think im going to end up with SS unless the jcrew one goes on sale

JAB does have a tuxedo that is peak lapel, signle button, jetted pockets and grosgrain-faced lapels. It typically sells for $300-350 and is probably a step up from the one you were looking at. This is the model: http://www.josbank.com/menswear/shop/Product_11001_10050_101786

Don't pay the list price for it (currently $900). It will probably be on sale in a week for $299. Alternatively, you can ask the sales associate for a discount. For non-sale items, they will almost always give you a decent one.

post #27 of 57
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The SuitSupply tux looks pretty perfect to me!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m7l2GCPzH8&feature=youtube_gdata_player

"Groze-grain"? facepalm.gif
post #28 of 57
Never seen vertical grosgrain like that which is on suit supply's.
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post #30 of 57
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Looks fine to me. Maybe you are just used to seeing super-skinny notch lapels? The vertical grosgrain seems strange, but I can't say its wrong.
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